EC Schooling Dept says it is working to resolve scholar transport challenges

JOHANNESBURG – The Jap Cape Schooling Division mentioned it was working to resolve challenges with scholar transport which have left lots of of learners unable to go to high school.

Because the begin of the tutorial yr, learners who depend on free transport supplied by the provincial authorities haven’t been collected for varsity.

It has emerged that this was because of the division struggling to search out new service suppliers after its contract with earlier scholar transport operators expired.

Whereas the Nationwide Scholar Transport Programme was began to deal with learner absenteeism as a result of travelling lengthy distances by foot to high school, lots of have missed the primary few days of the brand new educational yr as a result of this.

The provincial transport division mentioned that learners from the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality had been affected by the present transport challenges.

Spokesperson, Unathi Binqose, mentioned there was a group working particularly on this concern.

“And we’re assured that on the finish of the week or by early subsequent week, we’d have been capable of resolve this downside.”

Binqose mentioned that learner migration from different provinces to the Jap Cape had already led to a rise within the variety of learners requiring transport.

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